Jerry Data And Research
Thanksgiving Is Deadliest Driving Holiday and Young People Are Biggest Casualties
Thanksgiving is the deadliest driving holiday in the U.S., topping both Labor Day and the Fourth of July for fatal crashes. One thing that Thanksgiving has in common with those summer holidays: Young people are the most frequent casualties, and a majority of fatal crashes involve either alcohol consumption or excessive speed or both.
Top Used Vehicles Still Sell for More Than New MSRPs
While overall prices for used cars tumbled in the fourth quarter of 2022, lightly used 2022 models of five of the 10 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. are still worth more than the manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) on comparable new 2023 models.
Used Car Market to Suffer COVID Effects for Years
The disruptions in the used car market will likely reverberate for years to come, as 1- to 3-year-old used vehicles, particularly those models most in demand, remain in short supply.
Sticker Shock: These Used Vehicles Sell for More Than New List Prices
Seven of the top 10 best-selling vehicles in America and three of the top 5 EVs cost more lightly used than new.
Drinking, Speeding More Common in Deadly Christmas Crashes
About 312 people lose their lives in fatal crashes each year during the Christmas holiday, with drinking and speeding more frequently involved compared with fatal crashes throughout the year.
Pedestrians Face Onslaught as Roads Grow More Dangerous
The number of pedestrians killed each year has reached a four-decade high, and is rising at twice the rate as surging overall traffic fatalities.
Fresh Signs of Trouble in Auto Loans as Economy Faces Headwinds
There are fresh signs of stress in the ballooning trillion-dollar car loan market as economic storm clouds are gathering. Serious delinquencies in auto loans jumped the most since the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis in the third quarter of 2022, according to data from the U.S. Federal Reserve.